Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 0848 -- Field Artillery Operations Man

Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: MGySgt to SSgt

Job Description: Field artillery operations men perform the various duties associated with the operation of a field artillery and mortar fire direction center; operations or training section; survey section; meteorological section; or target acquisition radar section. Duties include preparing personnel and equipment for movement and operation; assisting in location of fire direction center or target acquisition radar in the field; maintaining a situation map, operations journal, and survey records; performing duties incident to the preparation, reproduction, and distribution of operations orders, training orders, memoranda, schedules, status reports, and S-3 periodic reports; preparing operations maps and overlays; assisting in the establishment and operation of artillery meteorological stations, direct atmospheric meteorological observation interpreting, evaluating and distributing atmospheric data; performing duties incident to execution of survey plans essential to proper employment of field artillery; assisting in installation, orientation, operation, and maintaining target acquisition radar equipment; and training personnel in radar, meteorological, survey, and fire direction procedures.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess a GT score of 105 or higher.

(2) Complete the Marine Artillery Operations Chief Course, Ft. Sill, OK and qualify in MOS 0842, 0844, or 0847.

(3) Must have a secret security clearance.

Duties: For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 3501.26A, Artillery Unit Training and Readiness (T and R) Manual.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Field Artillery Senior Sergeant.

Related Marine Corps Jobs:

(1) Fire Support Man, 0861.

(2) Ground Operations Specialist, 8711.

Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3